Designer Summer Paint Trends!

Are you sick of the same wall color you have had for the last ten years? Maybe this Summer it’s time for a color change. Here are the current designer paint trends.

Do you need help selecting a paint color? Try a Decorator in a Box “a la carte” paint selection for only $75. I know paint choices can be hard, so I want to help you out.

Xo, Annie

#1 Blush is the new neutral! A pale blush pink can make your walls oh so chic. Room image via lovely life.


#2 Classic Black! You have heard of the little black dress, but what about black walls? You will be seeing this trend in design magazines and blogs for a while. Room image via studio mcgee



#3 Tinted Gray. This is a new take on gray walls. The key is to select a gray that has a subtle and a light tint. Room image via my domaine


#4 Aqua Splash – Add this splash of color to your walls and you are sure to be feeling cheery in style. room image via my domaine


Friday Five :: Outdoor Space Round-Up

It’s Summer! We are all spending plenty of time outside. Whether it’s in your backyard, cabin or beach house outdoor living is important. I like an outdoor area that is as cozy as the inside. Here are five outdoor living spaces that are sure to inspire.

Do you need help with your patio or deck area? Let’s create a Decorator in a Box to meet your design needs, style and budget!

Xo, Annie

#1 Pretty in Pastel. photo via city farm house


#2 Midnight and Twinkly. photo via style and cheek


#3 Black, White & Chic. photo via oh what a room


#4 Striped & Loungy. photo via centsational girl


#5 Dreamy Al Fresco. photo via lonny


Mountain View, Ca Bath Remodel Just Shipped!

This Master and Guest Bath remodel is on it’s way to Mountain View, Ca. Where should we send your custom Decorator in a Box? Remodels and just decorating in general can be tough. Let us take all the guessing out of your next design. With a custom box we will send you a detailed shopping list, furniture plan and design board custom to your room. That way you can focus on purchasing the items and setting up. It’s a simple and affordable approach to interior design. Let’s start your custom design today!

Xo, Annie


Decorator in a Box :: Hampton’s Beach House Reveal Part Two

Oh how I love getting to design a beach house. What I love more than creating the design is seeing it come to life. My client just sent me the photos of this Decorator in a Box Hampton Beach House they completed. It’s always wonderful to see their shopping list, boards and furniture plan come to life. My favorite part of this design is the art and accessories. These are the key details that give the beach vibe. This client completed this room in about 4 weeks from the time they received their Decorator in a Box. That’s how easy the process is. I create the design and email you the box. You get to work shopping and setting up. Now does this home look ready for sandy toes or what?!

Let’s start your custom Decorator in a Box! I will create a design to meet your personal style and budget.

Xo, Annie











Friday Five :: My Top Accent Chair Picks

The perfect accent chair can dial up the style in your space. This is the place to have a little fun and not play it safe. Here are my top five accent chairs. These are sure to take your home to a designer level.

Do you need help selecting a chair for your home? I can find you some options that meet your style and budget. Let’s start your Decorator in a Box today! See our “a la carte” options.

Xo, Annie




image via studio mcgee instagram


image via desire to inspire


image via wit and delight


image via wisteria

Planned Space :: My Favorite Furniture Layouts


There are a few things I always try to do when space planning furniture. Here are my five favorites.

#1 A Super Comfy Sectional. I always try to make this happen in a family room. This is the place to snuggle up for a movie with lots of fluffy pillows. image via amber interiors


#2 Four Chairs Around a Table. Weather it’s for a Living Room, Outdoor Fire or Sitting Room I love this arrangement. image via elegant adobe


#3 Corner Swing. This is always fun in a teen bedroom or beach living toom. I’m a sucker for a rattan swing. via one kings lane


#4 Two Cuddle Chairs Facing. This is my favorite in a master bedroom or sitting room off the kitchen. It promotes relaxing with your coffee while waking up. It calls for putting up your feet to get lost in a book. image via calling it home.


#5 Double Twin Beds. In a child’s bedroom there is nothing I love more than double twin beds. If I see a double twin bedroom on Pinterest I almost always pin it. image via amber interiors


Three Planting Tips That Make an Entrance

Is your stoop looking a little bare? Are you stuck on what to do? Well fret no more. I think you just need a little inspiration. Here are five ways to take that front stoop from bland to bold. After all we don’t want your visitors to be bored while they wait for you to open the door. Here’s how to start your welcome vibe off on the right foot.

# 1 Create Layers. Instead of purchasing several small pots think big in one area. Pick a corner or side of the stoop and create a layered look with high, low and medium size pots. Add colorful plants and viola!



 via carmen johnston gardens // homedit //


#2 Frame the door. Some homes call for symmetry. Simply framing the door with two pots or baskets can be all your porch needs. via homedit




#3 Make the arrangement full. Sometimes more is really more. I love hiding plastic pots that are not so pretty by adding lots of drippy plants. This look also works nicely with an urn style pot.


via creative home expressions


Happy Planting!

Xo, Annie

Design Quick Tip :: Creating a Cozy Corner

Every home should have a cozy corner. You know the one you curl up in with a cup of coffee and a good book. The key is to start with a comfortable chair. I usually look for options that have a firm seat cushion and a soft pillow back. Then add an accent pillow, table and chic lamp. If there is a wall behind your cozy corner find the right art that makes you feel calm. Photos of fun moments with family are also a bonus. Here is a little inspiration to help you add this little retreat to your home.

Do you need help creating the perfect cozy place in your home? I can help you with a custom Decorator in a Box. I will work with your style and budget.

Xo, Annie


via fashionismo


via lauren conrad


via wife in progress


via amber interiors